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Obituary for L. R. "Babe" Tolley

L.R. “Babe” Tolley, age 85, of Peoria, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center in Peoria with his family by his side.

Babe was born on October 14, 1931 in Parsons, TN to John P. and Nannie R. (Rummage) Tolley. He married Sandra K. Holmes on December 18, 1976 in Sipley, IL.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra and his six children, Randy (Debbie) Clayton, Ricky (Jeanne) Clayton, Ronda Smith, all of Morton, IL, Rochelle (Alan) Cooper of Windsor, MO, Roger (Tina) Holmes of Fairview, IL and Robyn Herdman of Hopedale, IL. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, one sister, one daughter and two grandchildren.

Babe retired from Hagerty Steel in East Peoria in 1994. Babe was very soft spoken. He enjoyed spending time with his family and he loved cooking, yard work, gardening and carpentry. Also, he enjoyed traveling, either on his motorcycle or in his Buick.

Babe’s family would like to sincerely thank the staff at UnityPoint Methodist.

Services will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 10am at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Rev. Frank D. Moore will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made through www.thewiltonmortuary.com


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Visitation

Thursday

14

Sep

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

Service

Thursday

14

Sep

10:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

Cemetery Details

Location

Swan Lake Memory Gardens

4601 W. War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

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